China to promote charity transparency through Internet platform

In recent years, China has seen increasingly affluent Chinese to make contribution to society.

However, a series of scandals have eroded public trust in the charity sector.

Now, in north China’s Tianjin Municipality, people are using Internet platform to increase transparency of the activity of charity organizations and help build public trust in them.

“Tianjin Charity” is a platform which showcases public-funded projects, voluntary services, help information.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): WANG ZHIYONG, developer of Tianjin Charity
“Unlike the traditional charity programs, now all programs can be posted on the Internet. It’s easier to get public attentions and for people to do good deeds. And all the information will be disclosed online for supervision.”

Data showed that annual donations to registered charities in China soared from 1.5 billion U.S. dollars to 15 billion dollars over the past decade.

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